On this date, at very nearly this exact time, 12 years ago I gave birth to my stinkbumps. The first 12 years have blown past. I’m sure the next six years will be even more fleeting. His babyhood and childhood are pretty much behind him, as he now enters *shudders* adolescence. Dear Lord, please watch over my boy and help him to grow up to be a Godly young man. And Lord, please watch over me and grant me endless patience as he enters this new stage of life. Something about the last 12 years tells me I’m really going to need it!